Lars Kepler and Kristina Ohlsson the most sold of quarter four in Sweden

The official statistics for the fourth quarter of 2022 have just been published, and Lars Kepler’s The Spider is the clear winner, coming in as No. 1 on both the fiction list and the one for total sales. Kristina Ohlsson’s Dimmed Lights makes a formidable showing at No. 4 on the same two lists.

Photo: Johan Paulin / Viaplay

Cast released for ‘Jana – Marked For Life’

The star-studded cast has been announced for the much-anticipated thriller series Jana – Marked For Life. Madeleine Martin will portray Jana Berzelius, and is joined by castmates Johan Ulveson, Pernilla August, Moa Gammel, Sigrid Johnson and Suzanne Reuter.

The six episodes are created and directed by Henrik Björn and Felix Herngren. Daniel Sawka is head-writer together with Maria Karlsson.

The series is an adaptation of Emelie Schepp’s bestselling novel of the same name, and it will premiere on Viaplay in the autumn 2023.

‘Killing Moon’ No. 1 in Sweden

Jo Nesbø’s Killing Moon is No. 1 also this week on the official hardcover bestseller list in Sweden. This marks the novel’s third week at the top.

‘Paper Souls’ No. 5 in Germany

Erik Axl Sund’s Paper Souls, just published in Germany, jumps to No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks.

‘The Congregation’ returns for a second season

C More/TV4 will premiere a second season of the acclaimed series The Congregation in 2024. Fredrik Agetoft will return as head-writer, and Goran Kapetanović as director.

Aliette Opheim will also come back to her role as the charismatic and controlling Eva Skoog.

Shooting will commence at the end of February.

‘Cairo Conspiracy’ (‘Boy From Heaven’) nominated for French Césars

Tarik Saleh’s Cairo Conspiracy (Boy from Heaven) is nominated for a César Award, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, in the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category.

 The 48th edition of the César Awards will take place on February 24.

‘A Man Called Ove’ on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s novel A Man Called Ove climbs the New York Times Best Seller List for paperbacks, reaching No. 7 this week. This also marks the title’s outstanding 91 weeks on the list.

The winners of the Adlibris Awards 2022

The winning titles of the 2022’s Adlibris Awards have been announced. Lars Kepler’s The Spider wins ‘Crime Novel of the Year’, Anders Hansen & Mats Wänblad’s The Happiness Cure for Teens  wins ‘Young Adult of the Year’ and Martin Widmark takes home ‘Children’s book 6-12 of the Year’ with his The Masquerade Mystery.

Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and the Adlibris Award was founded in 2019 to celebrate the site’s greatest titles.



‘The Kingdom’ No. 1 in France

Jo Nesbø’s standalone novel The Kingdom is No. 1 on the official bestseller list for paperbacks in France.

‘Dogborn’ nominated for the Dragon Award

Isabella Carbonell’s Dogborn is one of the official features at Göteborg Film Festival 2023, where it will also compete for the Dragon Award – ‘Best Nordic Film.’

The thriller Dogborn saw its world premiere at Venice International Film Critics’ Week, and it stars Philip Oros and Silvana Imam.

Homeless and invisible – the twins in Dogborn are constantly struggling to survive. Sister is a ticking time bomb; her screams are loud. Brother, on the other hand, doesn’t speak at all, but rather screams internally. Their dream of a real home leads to an unexpected job opportunity.